YouTube Star Arrested For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl
Steven Fernandez, a 15-year-old skateboarding YouTube star with his own clothing line, has been arrested along with Jose Barajas, his 22-year-old manager and Keelan Lamar Dadd, a 27-year-old professional skateboarder for allegedly engaging in the sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to police, the three men lured a 12-year-old girl off the street, promising to introduce her to celebrities and include her in an “MTV special” in exchange for engaging in sexual acts with all three of them.
The girl’s mother found out about the situation and informed police, who then set up a sting operation by posing as the girl and planning to meet them somewhere for sex.
Police suspect that this is not the first time this has happened, which is why they have made the rare decision to release the juvenile offender’s name, in hopes that others will come forward.
Fernandez’s lawyer claims that he is also a victim of exploitation at the hands of the two older men.